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FEATURED NEWS: Skyjack’s aerial work platforms can be used for waterslides, too!
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Searching for Canada’s competitive advantage in manufacturing

Searching for Canada’s competitive advantage in manufacturing was the theme at a recent Ivey Idea Forum we attended, where leaders such as Siemens Canada’s Robert Hardt and Linamar Corp.’s Linda Hasenfratz shared their thoughts on what Canadian manufacturers already do well and what more can be done to give us that global competitive edge. >> Read full article

CAF picks NETCO as Apprenticeship Conference partner

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has a “theme partner” for its next national conference, taking place June 5-7, 2016 in Vancouver, B.C. The National Electrical Trade Council (NETCO)—an industry-funded, non-profit organization that says it provides national leadership on workforce development linked to Red Seal electrical trades—will be the lead sponsor at the biennial event, geared to connecting Canada’s apprenticeship stakeholders. >> Read full article

Bouteiller scores $3500 AD scholarship

Nicole Bouteiller—a 3rd-year student in the Electronics Engineering Technology program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ont.—is the 2015 recipient of the AD Electrical Industry Scholarship, one of 52 awarded under Electro-Federation Canada’s Scholarship program. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Skyjack’s aerial work platforms can be used for waterslides, too!

Skyjack’s aerial work platforms can be used for waterslides, too!

Skyjack (a division of Linamar Corp.) helped the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin kick off its 2015 fundraising campaign with a splash with last month’s Slide of Your Life—a 1000 ft-long waterslide event down the middle of Norwich Street in Guelph, Ont. >> Learn More…


Mitsubishi Electric introduces AEGIS

Mitsubishi Electric, a manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), has announced the AEGIS series UPS as the successor to its 9900A series. AEGIS is a three-phase, on-line double-conversion system and features Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) technology. >> Read full article

HD Electric presents DVI-100, DVI-500 indicators

The DVI-100 and DVI-500 Series digital voltage indicators from HD Electric Company, a Textron Inc. company, have been designed to be used on both transmission and distribution systems in overhead and underground applications up to 500kV, according to HD Electric. >> Read full article

Dexter + Chaney updates Spectrum software

Dexter + Chaney says its Spectrum construction software has new functionality: Spectrum Workflow and Job Compliance Tracking. Multi-currency functionality will also be added in the next software release later this year, the company says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Canadian German Conference on Grid Integration of Renewable Energies

Date & Location: Nov. 3 • Calgary, Alta.
Info: The Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce brings you the Canadian German Conference on Grid Integration of Renewable Energies at the Ramada Hotel in downtown Calgary. This conference is part of a German business delegation visit from Nov. 2-6, 2015. German companies offering solutions in the fields of wind energy, solar PV and grid technology will be visiting Calgary to learn about the market for renewable energies in Western Canada and to establish new business contacts. The one-day conference, fully funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is free to attend. >> More Info

BCEA Women’s Network Wine & Cheese

Date & Location: Nov. 4 • Burnaby, B.C.
Info: The BCEA (British Columbia Electrical Association) is hosting an inaugural event for its Women’s Network from 5-7 p.m. at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre in Burnaby, B.C. The “Wine & Cheese” event is an opportunity to meet other woman within the membership and gain contacts within the association. >> More Info

EFC 2015 Future Forum - Game Changers

Date & Location: Nov. 4 • Brampton, Ont.
Info: Electro-Federation Canada invites its members to attend the 2015 Future Forum, being held November 4, 2015, from 7 am to 1:30 pm, at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton, Ont. At Future Forum, the winners of EFC’s 2015 Marketing Awards will be announced. >> More Info

EAM’s Greatest Tail Gate Party 2015

Date & Location: Nov. 6 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: The Electrical Association of Manitoba is hosting the “Greatest Tail Gate Party” for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ last game as they take on the Argonauts in Toronto. The party kicks off at 6 p.m. at Investors Group Field Pinnacle club in Winnipeg. Casual attire or Bomber gear is recommended. >> More Info

WiN-Canada 12th annual conference

Date & Location: Nov. 8-10 • Ajax, Ont.
Info: The 12th WiN-Canada annual conference take place at Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility in Ajax, Ont. The theme of the 2015 conference is: Linking the Nuclear Family: Past, Present & Future. The event will consist of a plenary session, WiN curling bonspiel, visits to Parkwood Estates or Treetop Eco-Adventure Park, two networking receptions and five different technical tours. >> More Info